The Mike Walsh Show

See the funniest, most splendiferous and bizarre moments on a show that had five million Aussies a week turning on their TV sets in the 1970s and 80s.

Host Mike Walsh AM OBE entertains viewers with a winning mix of the latest in music, film, fashion, gossip, politics and house-keeping tips - all recorded live in front of a studio audience five days a week.

The show attracted big name guests including Bette Midler, Jane Fonda, John Cleese, Lauren Bacall, Johnny Cash, The Village People, Big Bird, Helen Mirren and Jamie Lee Curtis.

Beloved regulars included: all-singing and dancing fashionista Jeanne Little, film reviewer John-Michael 'Hollywood' Howson, cultural commentator Richard Neville, TV medic Dr Wright, musical maestro Geoff Harvey and floor manager Mike 'Shirley Temple' Williams.

Starting off on Network Ten (then 0-10) in 1973, the show moved to the Nine Network in 1977 and ran until 1985. The show won 24 Logie awards, including Gold Logies for Mike Walsh AM OBE (1980) and Jeanne Little (1977).

The NFSA acquired a collection of nearly 1500 episodes of the show in 2006.

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1980s
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Australian television
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